Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kings-Jackets Make Trade

March 5 - The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Matt Frattin, a second round draft pick in the 2014 or 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional third round draft pick.

Marian Gaborik joined the Columbus Blue Jackets at the trade deadline on April 3, 2013, along with Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle in exchange for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a sixth round draft pick. In his short tenure with the franchise, he posted nine goals and thirteen assists for 22 points in 34 games.

Matt Frattin posted two goals and four assists for six points in 40 games with the Los Angeles Kings this season. He was acquired along with Ben Scrivens and a conditional second-round draft pick in exchange for Jonathan Bernier. 

Andy Gilpin Passes Away at Age 93 (1920-2014)

(September 30, 1920 - March 1, 2014)

Andrew "Andy" Gilpin, a Canadian ice hockey player has sadly passed away on March 1, 2014 at the age of 93 due to a heart attack.

He was born on September 30, 1920 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. However, Gilpin was used as a reserve and didn't play in the 1948 Olympics. He still received the gold medal.

I like to take this opportunity to send my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. 

Alex Steen's Questionable Goaltender Interference Call

March 4 - The officiating crew called goaltender interference on Alexander Steen. Do you agree?

Adam Santic's take: This wasn't goaltender interference at all. I seen players do far worse damage than him. This should be categorized as a good decision and not a penalty.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dallas Trades Stephane Robidas To Anaheim

March 4 - The Dallas Stars traded forward Stephane Robidas to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. 

Stephane Robidas has played in 24 games for Dallas this season, posting four goals and one assist for five points. He has not appeared in a game since breaking his leg on November 29 against Chicago. 

He has appeared in 704 games with the club in his eight-year career which included two stints from 2002-04 and 2005-14.

Anaheim trade Viktor Fasth to Edmonton

March 4 - The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Viktor Fasth, an undrafted goaltender, ultimately started his North American career with the Anaheim Ducks organization when he signed a one-year, $1 million contract on May 21, 2012.

During the 2012-13 NHL lockout, Fasth signed a deal with his former team Tingsryds AIF of HockeyAllsvenskan. In his twelve games played, he recorded  a record of 4-7-0, a 2.18 goals against average, a .942 save percentage along with one shutout.

He made his NHL debut on January 26, 2013, when he led the Ducks to a 3-2 shootout win over the Nashville Predators. Fasth continued to dominate in net by posting a record of 8-0-0 to start the season. In his ninth start on February 25, 2013, he lost his first NHL game to the Los Angeles Kings. That season, he recorded a record of 15-6-2, a 2.18 goals against average and a .921 save percentage along with four shutouts. 

This season in five appearances with the Ducks, he recorded a record of 2-2-1, a 2.95 goals against average and a .885 save percentage. He also appeared in five games with the farm team, Norfolk. With Norfolk, he recorded a record of 3-3-1, a 2.40 goals against average and a .922 save percentage.